Welcome to St Germans Group Parish

Your Kingdom come.....Your will be done.

WE EXTEND A SPECIAL WELCOME to those who are single, married, divorced, widowed, gay, confused, filthy rich, comfortable or dirt poor.

We extend a special welcome to wailing babies and excited toddlers.

We welcome you whether you can sing like Pavarotti or just growl quietly to yourself. You’re welcome here if you’re just browsing, just woken up or just got out of prison. We don’t care if you are more Christian than the Archbishop of Canterbury, or haven’t been to church since Christmas ten years ago.

We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet, and to teenagers who are growing up too fast. We welcome keep-fit mums, football dads, starving artists, tree-huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians, junk-food eaters. We welcome those in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you are having problems, are down in the dumps or don’t like ‘organised religion’. (We’re not too keen on it either!)

We offer a welcome to those who think that the earth is flat, work too hard, don’t work, can’t spell, or are here because granny is visiting and wanted to come to church.

We welcome those who are inked, pierced, both or neither. We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down their throats as kids or got lost on the coastal path and wound up here by mistake. We welcome pilgrims, tourists, seekers, doubters ….. and you!

Parish in Transition

In the absence of a parish priest, please contact:

Parish Wardens: Paul Gribble and Bill Woods

For weddings, baptisms, funerals and church services:  David Watters and Margaret Sylvester-Thorne

Children’s work: David Watters and Margaret Sylvester-Thorne

Messy Church: Evelyn Reed

For buildings and general parish enquiries: the Parish Wardens:   Paul Gribble and Bill Woods

For Safeguarding and Pastoral Visitors Team:  Margaret Sylvester-Thorne

Parish Giving Scheme and Finances: the Treasurer, Fiona Liddicoat

Electoral Roll: Brenda Daw

Enquiries about individual churches:

Downderry:  Steve Liddicoat

Hessenford: Fran Moore

St Germans: Richard Laugharne

Tideford: Matt Frost

Hire and other info on St Germans Priory Church for events:

The St Germans Priory Trust:   www.stgermanspriory.info

Hire of the Church Hall in Hessenford:   http://www.4clubs.biz/timeslot/hessenford2/

 

The parish email address for all emails is:

admin@stgermansparishes.com

They will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

Parish Phone 07557 302 255

Latest News

February and March 2018

Lent in St Germans Group Parish

14th February Ash Wednesday – Service of Imposition of Ashes 9.30am St Nicolas Church, Downderry

Lent Study Group:

together with our friends from the Methodist Church we are studying weekly the Diocese of Truro Lent course for 2018 – Responding to God’s Grace.

Meeting at the Zone in Downderry – 10.30am for coffee,  11am start on Mondays 19th and 26th February, and Mondays 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th March.

 

Prayer in the parish

continues three times a week:

Mondays 9.30am in St Germans Priory church, and 6pm at St Nicolas Church, Downderry

Thursdays at 9.30am in St Annes, Hessenford

 

Wednesday Lunches

in St Nicolas Church Downderry at 12 noon.  All welcome to join the community for a tasty free meal and good company.

All donations to parish funds……

Next Soup and Pud Lunch

– outreach to the community and a fundraiser for the  parish – Saturday 17th March at St Nicolas church, Downderry.  Stalls for various local groups and charities – come and enjoy a village day…..

THE FOOD BANK – no change to the message – our help is needed

There are collecting boxes in all our four churches – please keep the contributions coming in………..

You will have read in the press that the need is greater than ever – so please keep the contributions coming in.

How can you help the Foodbank?   As usual there some shortages, currently:

  • TOMATOES (TINNED), SUGAR, INSTANT MASH, RICE PUDDING (TINNED); BISCUITS/SNACKS/TREATS (INC. CHOCOLATES)

Appeal from Foodbank for items for Christmas Boxes

‘Many people have been enquiring about donating food in the run-up to Christmas.  As usual we will be packing extra boxes to go alongside our standard emergency food boxes to provide families and individuals with something special this Christmas.

We are looking for the following items please:

Quality tins of Meat, (i.e. ham or turkey), Christmas Puddings, Mince Pies, Biscuit Assortments, Variety Pack Chocolates, Christmas Cake/Yule Log, Crackers, Custard etc.

These will be packed with vegetables, soup, fruit and any additional items donated.’

However, money is becoming a continuing issue, and it is becoming a common problem throughout all of Cornwall’s Foodbanks.   All are having to react to an increase in demand; and although food is being donated in increasing volumes covering the demand, the costs related to sustaining larger Foodbanks is becoming a challenge. So, the real requirement now is cash.

If you could help through regular donations we would be extremely grateful. Setting up a Standing Order is ideal, but any donation would be wonderful. We can also take donations CAF and Stewardship schemes.

If you can help please contact the Liskeard & Looe Foodbank.

Tel: 07512 011452. email: liskeard.foodbank@gmail.com

Thank you for your support.

Last year (2016) St Germans Group donated 495.7kg. This is more than twice what was donated in 2015. The Foodbank thanks all living in the parish who have donated so generously – and are continuing to do so………..

October Newsletter and Events

Read here the October 2017 Newsletter 

 

Harvest Festival Service

Sunday 29th October at 11am at St Annes Church, Hessenford,  followed by a Harvest Bring and Share lunch in the Church Hall, Hessenford.  Donations of food and other items for The Liskeard and Looe Foodbank will be collected at the service.

 

Wednesday Lunches

Weekly on Wednesdays at 12 noon at St Nicolas Church, Downderry.

All are welcome form anywhere in the parish to this community lunch.

 

Pub Theology

11th October the second Wednesday of the month 7.30-9-30pm at the Eliot Arms in St Germans

October’s Discussion topic – evil

 

Home Group Meetings

Weekly on Monday mornings at 10.30am studying the First Letter of Peter, in Hessenford.

Twice a month on the second and fourth Monday evenings 9th and 23rd October, at 7pm in St Germans

Please speak to Margaret for further information.

 

February and March 2018

Lent in St Germans Group Parish

14th February Ash Wednesday – Service of Imposition of Ashes 9.30am St Nicolas Church, Downderry

Lent Study Group:

together with our friends from the Methodist Church we are studying weekly the Diocese of Truro Lent course for 2018 – Responding to God’s Grace.

Meeting at the Zone in Downderry – 10.30am for coffee,  11am start on Mondays 19th and 26th February, and Mondays 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th March.

 

Prayer in the parish

continues three times a week:

Mondays 9.30am in St Germans Priory church, and 6pm at St Nicolas Church, Downderry

Thursdays at 9.30am in St Annes, Hessenford

 

Wednesday Lunches

in St Nicolas Church Downderry at 12 noon.  All welcome to join the community for a tasty free meal and good company.

All donations to parish funds……

Next Soup and Pud Lunch

– outreach to the community and a fundraiser for the  parish – Saturday 17th March at St Nicolas church, Downderry.  Stalls for various local groups and charities – come and enjoy a village day…..

THE FOOD BANK – no change to the message – our help is needed

There are collecting boxes in all our four churches – please keep the contributions coming in………..

You will have read in the press that the need is greater than ever – so please keep the contributions coming in.

How can you help the Foodbank?   As usual there some shortages, currently:

  • TOMATOES (TINNED), SUGAR, INSTANT MASH, RICE PUDDING (TINNED); BISCUITS/SNACKS/TREATS (INC. CHOCOLATES)

Appeal from Foodbank for items for Christmas Boxes

‘Many people have been enquiring about donating food in the run-up to Christmas.  As usual we will be packing extra boxes to go alongside our standard emergency food boxes to provide families and individuals with something special this Christmas.

We are looking for the following items please:

Quality tins of Meat, (i.e. ham or turkey), Christmas Puddings, Mince Pies, Biscuit Assortments, Variety Pack Chocolates, Christmas Cake/Yule Log, Crackers, Custard etc.

These will be packed with vegetables, soup, fruit and any additional items donated.’

However, money is becoming a continuing issue, and it is becoming a common problem throughout all of Cornwall’s Foodbanks.   All are having to react to an increase in demand; and although food is being donated in increasing volumes covering the demand, the costs related to sustaining larger Foodbanks is becoming a challenge. So, the real requirement now is cash.

If you could help through regular donations we would be extremely grateful. Setting up a Standing Order is ideal, but any donation would be wonderful. We can also take donations CAF and Stewardship schemes.

If you can help please contact the Liskeard & Looe Foodbank.

Tel: 07512 011452. email: liskeard.foodbank@gmail.com

Thank you for your support.

Last year (2016) St Germans Group donated 495.7kg. This is more than twice what was donated in 2015. The Foodbank thanks all living in the parish who have donated so generously – and are continuing to do so………..

October Newsletter and Events

Read here the October 2017 Newsletter 

 

Harvest Festival Service

Sunday 29th October at 11am at St Annes Church, Hessenford,  followed by a Harvest Bring and Share lunch in the Church Hall, Hessenford.  Donations of food and other items for The Liskeard and Looe Foodbank will be collected at the service.

 

Wednesday Lunches

Weekly on Wednesdays at 12 noon at St Nicolas Church, Downderry.

All are welcome form anywhere in the parish to this community lunch.

 

Pub Theology

11th October the second Wednesday of the month 7.30-9-30pm at the Eliot Arms in St Germans

October’s Discussion topic – evil

 

Home Group Meetings

Weekly on Monday mornings at 10.30am studying the First Letter of Peter, in Hessenford.

Twice a month on the second and fourth Monday evenings 9th and 23rd October, at 7pm in St Germans

Please speak to Margaret for further information.

 

News Archives

St Germans, Hessenford, Downderry & Tideford Parish services

FEBRUARY SERVICES

1st February    Thursday. Parish Prayers

9.30am St Annes Church, Hessenford

 

4th February 2nd Sunday before Lent

11am Parish Eucharist St Nicolas Church, Downderry

 

5th February  Monday    Parish Prayers

9.30am Parish Prayers St Germans Priory Church

6pm   Time for Prayer St Nicolas Church, Downderry

 

8th February Thursday   Parish Prayers

9.30am St Annes Church, Hessenford

 

11th February     Sunday next before Lent

9.30am Morning Prayer St Annes Church, Hessenford

11am Parish Praise St Germans Priory Church

 

12th February Monday    Parish Prayers

9.30am  Parish Prayers  St Germans Priory Church

6pm A Time for Prayer St Nicolas Church, Downderry

 

14th February Ash Wednesday

9.30am  Imposition of Ashes St Nicolas Church, Downderry

 

15th February Parish Prayers

9.30am St Annes Church, Hessenford

 

17th February Saturday

3pm Messy Church St Germans Priory Church

 

18th January 1st Sunday of Lent

9.30am Eucharist St Nicolas Church, Downderry

11am  Eucharist St Germans Priory Church

 

19th February  Monday  Parish Prayer Services

9.30am  Prayer Service St Germans Priory Church

6pm A Time for Prayer St Nicolas Church, Downderry

 

22nd February Thursday   Parish Prayers

9.30am  St Annes Church, Hessenford

 

25th February  2nd Sunday of Lent

9.30am Morning Prayer.   St Nicolas Church, Downderry

11am Morning Prayer    St Germans Priory Church

 

26th February  Monday  Parish Prayers 

9.30am Parish Prayers   St Germans Priory Church

6pm A Time for Prayer   St Nicolas Church, Downderry

East Wivelshire

The area of the Diocese of Truro area is that of the county of Cornwall including the Isles of Scilly. It was formed on 15 December 1876 from the Archdeaconry of Cornwall in the Diocese of Exeter. It is therefore one of the younger dioceses.

The diocese is divided into two archdeaconries:

Rural deaneries

The names of the older deaneries (before 1875) are based on those of the ancient hundreds though the boundaries do not always correspond. The deaneries created in 1875 in the episcopate of Frederick Temple were Bodmin, Stratton, St Austell, and Carnmarth. These remained unchanged until Carnmarth was divided; later still in the 1980s some alterations of boundaries occurred. Chronological Sequence:

Estwevelsire, 1259; Estwyvelschyre, 1291; Estwevelschire, 1366; Easte, 1672; East, 1847, 1980; East Wivelshire, 1997, 2009.

St Germans Group Parish PCC as from 2nd April 2017

Permanent members of the PCC

The Vicar
Secretary – Margaret Sylvester-Thorne
Treasurer – Fiona Liddicoat

Parish Wardens:

Paul Gribble and Matt Frost

Church Stewards:

Downderry: Steve Liddicoat
Hessenford: Fiona Bristow
Tideford: Matt Frost
St Germans: Richard Laugharne

PCC members:

Downderry: Sue Booth; Andrew Pidgen, Jenny Daniels and Cashiers:Tim Pullin and Sue Pidgen
Hessenford: Yvonne Byles,  Fran Moore,
Cashier:  Fiona Bristow
St Germans: Chris Bowditch, June Greaves, Evelyn Reed
Cashier: Peter Daw
Tideford:  post vacant
Cashier: Ron Bradley

Deanery Synod Reps:

Rosemary Stevenson, Margaret Sylvester-Thorne, David Watters